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Masterpiece Episode: "The Lost Prince"

Season 34, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of “The Lost Prince,” a lavish two-part biopic of Queen Elizabeth II's epileptic and learning-disabled uncle, John (Daniel Williams and Matthew Thomas), whose short life (1905-19) paralleled the dissolution of European royalty's gilded age. Prince John was “lost” to history because he was kept hidden from public view because of his odd behavior, which is apparent as the drama opens, in 1908.
Original Air Date: Oct 17, 2004
Guest Cast Bill Nighy: Lord Stamfordham Sam Page: Young Alexei Richard Searle: Frantic Official Dominic Colenso: David Tom Hollander: George V Maggie McCourt: Lady in Waiting Bibi Andersson: Queen Alexandra Vanessa Ackerman: Olga John Sessions: Mr. Hansell Roz McCutcheon: Fat Mary Ingeborga Dapkunaite: Tsarina Alexandra Gina McKee: Lalla Holly Boyd: Tatiana Brock Everitt-Elwick: Young Georgie Craig Shenton: Bertie David Barrass: Kaiser Wilhelm Mary Nighy: Young Mary John Rowe: Dr. Longhurst Kate Manning: May Ian Taylor: Footman with Butter Jonathan Coy: Dr. Hetherington Fritha Goodey: Fine Looking Woman Michael Gambon: Edward VII Martin Wimbush: Violinist Miranda Richardson: Queen Mary Nicholas Palliser: Knutsford Daniel Williams: Young Prince John Ron Cook: Lloyd George Matthew Thomas: Prince John Henrietta Voigts: Suffragette Frank Finlay: Asquith Nastya Razduhova: Maria David Westhead: Fred Henry Cook: Henry Ivan Marevich: Tsar Nicholas Rollo Weeks: Prince George

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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